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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:27 am

i like rotoworld's comment:

Calvin Pickering had a grand slam turned into a three-run single today when he passed Justin Huber at first base.
Absolutely the most unlikely story of the spring. ''That was the batter's fault,'' manager Tony Pena said. ''We want our runners to tag up in that situation and we want the batter to be watching the runner.'' In order to guarantee that this never happens again, the Royals have requested permission from the league to install a hamburger stand adjacent to first base.


and for more spring fun, the cards vs. nationals game (i think) the nationals batted out of order in one inning while reggie sanders passed chris duncan on the base paths.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:28 am

It's kind of funny that even when the Royals do something right, they end up doing something wrong. !+)

I have a feeling it's going to be a long year for KC.
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:48 am

Will he finally get a chance in the majors or will they send him back to AAA?
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Postby ramble2 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:05 pm

crapshooter wrote:The postive not out of it is that Pickering wasn't in a home run trot..at least he was running hard. The baserunner and coach have to be watching too...I blame them as much as Calvin.


Calvin running hard was probably the whole problem. Huber was probably in such awe that it was all that he could do but stand there in slack-jawed awe. And we can hardly blame Pickering. When do you think the last time was that he actually caught up to and passed someone while running?
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:19 pm

This is the last Grand Slam Single I've seen since Robin Ventura in the NLCS.... :-b :-[
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Postby Pacman » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:44 pm

pokerplaya wrote:This is the last Grand Slam Single I've seen since Robin Ventura in the NLCS.... :-b :-[



Was thinking the same thing. ;-D
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Postby thedude » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:50 pm

How long was Huber tagging at first for? It takes Calvin 6 minuets to travel 90 feet from a complete stop...
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Postby kev921 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:08 pm

Who would win in a foot race...Pickering or Cecil Fielder?
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Postby Rhymes_T79 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:07 pm

edgar martinez would win taht footrace! even after retirement!
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Postby EricF » Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:17 pm

I was listening to the radio broadcast on XM Radio. The announcers were calling it a "3-run grand slam". The way they were describing the action, it took a pretty long time for the ball to go over the fence. Maybe it was a high pop-up that barely cleared the fence, so the runners were waiting to see if it would be caught. Clearly somebody messed up, but Pickering doesn't deserve a demotion just because of this. He's got too much power for the Royals to waste in AAA.
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